from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several chiefly tropical trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.
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- n. Any of several tropical trematode worms, of the genus Schistosoma, that are parasitic to humans
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- n. flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals
New Latin Schistosōma, genus name : Greek skhistos, split; see schist + Greek sōma, body; see -some3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)